The Clemson Tigers are 26-point home favorites over the South Carolina Gamecocks, according to Las Vegas sports betting online oddsmakers. This will the 116th meeting in this rivalry. Clemson has won the last four meetings with an average winning margin of 24 points per game. The best online sportsbooks believe the Tigers can do better than that. What with this being the highest point spread in the history of the rivalry. But if someone can do it, that’s Clemson. The Tigers rank 5th in points per game (44.7). Moreover, Clem has the No. 1 scoring defense in the country, allowing just 12.1 points per game. Defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence and defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant have combined for 41 tackles-for-loss and 20 sacks this year. Additionally, Clemson’s defense allows just 254.4 total yards per game (No. 2).
Betting South Carolina
The Gamecocks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as underdogs. They are also 11-4 ATS in their last 15 versus ACC teams. However, they scored just 17 points in their last two encounters with Clemson. That’s not 17 points each. That’s 17 between the two. “The main thing that jumps out at you is their d-line and up front, just really good players that have played a lot of football and played a lot together,” starting QB Jake Bentley said of the Tigers defensive line.
The Tigers have won five of their last six games by 29 points or more. And they have won three of those games by 49 points or more. Meanwhile, Clem has allowed more than 20 points in just one of their last 14 games at home. Also, they have held the opposition to nine or fewer points in nine of those games. More Las Vegas sports betting online trends. Clemson is 5-1 ATS in their last six in November and 5-1 ATS in the last six overall. Clemson is 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. And 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games.
Most of the Tigers rosters is not originally from South Carolina. Thus, “Clemson coach Dabo Swinney plays a highlight video for his team each Monday during the week of the South Carolina game to offer a glimpse of what Saturday’s game will be like,” writes Matt Connolly of The Slate. Makes me wonder how many Mondays there are in that week.
South Carolina Gamecocks at Clemson Tigers NCAA Football Betting Preview
- Date: November 24
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Lines from MyBookie.ag:
- SOUTH CAROLINA +26 (-110) 58½ (-110) +2500
- CLEMSON -26 (-110) 58½ (-110) -5000
- South Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 6 games
- Clemson is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- The Tigers are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Clemson is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Expert Prediction for South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers
The Cocks beat Chattanooga 49-9 last weekend. It was just the second time this season that South Carolina has won by double digits. And it was against the humble Mocs. Meanwhile, the Tigers held Duke to six points, and fell one point short of a six straight ATS win. In addition to their already mentioned defense, Clemson averages 520.5 total yards and 44.7 points per game. The Tigers may hold back a bit, as they prepare for the ACC championship game. However, even with the pedal not touching the metal, the Tigers can cover the Las Vegas sports betting online spread.